Democracy Now! Monday, October 20, 2003
Bolivian President Steps Down and Flees to U.S. Amid Mass Protests; VP Takes Over
Producer Democracy Now!Audio/Visual sound, color
Bolivian President Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada resigned late Friday after tens of thousands took to the streets to protest the government’s plan to export natural gas to the U.S. and called for his resignation. As many as 80 people were killed in the protests. We go to La Paz and Cochabamba to hear the latest updates.
On Dignity and Solidarity: Scholar, Activist, Palestinian, Edward Said Speaks Out in One of His Last Major Addresses
We spend the hour hearing a speech by the late Palestinian scholar, activist and intellectual, professor Edward Said. He died three weeks ago at the age of 67 after a decade-long battle with leukemia. Speaking of the Palestinian struggle, he says, “It is a just cause, a noble ideal, a moral quest for equality and human rights.”